Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI

Synopsis: As a child, Tommy Jarvis did what many other died trying to do. He killed Jason Vorhees, the mass murderer who terrorized the residents of Crystal Lake. But now, years later, Tommy is tormented by the fear that maybe Jason isn’t really dead.

So Tommy and a friend go to the cemetery to dig up Jason’s grave. Unfortunately for Tommy, (and very unfortunately for his friend), instead of finding a rotting corpse, they discover a well rested Jason who comes back from the dead for another bloody rampage in Friday The 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives.
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Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI 5.5

Yet another tribute to the fragility of human life and the tenacity of evil!

Beating the odds (and the Gods of continuity, by ignoring the events of the last installment in the series), Jason Voorhees returns to life! And not only is he more powerful, being lightning-powered now (don’t ask!), but he has his very own utility belt!!! ROCK!!!

So, at this point in our endlessly-continuing saga, Jason is like a slaughter-frenzied goalie mask-wearing Batman crossed with the Energizer Bunny. Amazing… they did it: they made the whole shebang sillier than ever.

Which is actually the only reason I rate this cinematic masterpiece as high as I do (I’m considering dropping it to 5.0, actually): they played up the humour in a wink-wink sort of way that reminded me of the ‘Naked Gun’ films (or any Zucker/Zucker/Abraham film, really). In a good way: I actually laughed out loud a few times (which must surely mean that I had a good time, right? 😉

Anyway, the humour wasn’t omnipresent, thankfully (it IS after all, a horror movie!), but it was just enough to keep me from deliberately choking on popcorn oO

What worries me is that I don’t know how much longer I can do this (“only two more films to go, only two more films to go…”). Especially since (from what I remember) the next one has psychic protagonists in it.

Psychics.

My brain hurts just at the mere thought of it.

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